Workday Financials Functional Implementation Specialist

Pwc Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

A career in our Workday Finance practice, within Workday Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients leverage Workday technology as a tool to enhance and unify Human Resources, talent management, and finance. We focus on understanding the forces shaping their business and developing industry tailored solutions that support our clients through the entire lifecycle of the Workday implementation. In joining, you'll be a part of a team that helps our clients reinvent their financial management capabilities and drive change across their businesses. Acting as a true business partner, we get to know their business so they can achieve business process optimisation and gain access to a full range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and fully auditable process management that delivers accurate and timely financial information for confident decision making with Workday.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above

  • Train and lead staff

  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
2 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study:

Business Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting

Certification(s) Preferred:

Workday Services functional certification and/or engagement manager certification, CPA

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates prior proven success in a role utilizing the Workday environment for at least one year.

Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge and success in roles advising global organizations on improving efficiency and effectiveness in transaction processing, close and consolidation, budgeting and forecasting, and internal and external reporting, which includes the following areas:

  • Process improvement in, industry knowledge, and applications of at least one of the following focus areas: shared service and outsourcing, finance transformation, performance management, financial systems optimization, and talent management;

  • Managerial cost accounting, financial modelling and industry systems/processes;

  • ERP systems, including SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, JDE, Workday, NetSuite.

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success in roles with analysing detailed finance and accounting processes to identify improvement opportunities in the following areas:

  • Close and consolidation;

  • Internal and external reporting;

  • People and organization structures;

  • Performance management, budgeting and forecasting capabilities;

  • Transactional processes eg intercompany, P2P, Order to Cash etc;

  • Maintenance and building of cost-effective controls.

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success in roles with simplifying complex processes to improve reliability and achieve cost and cycle time reductions, as well as manage work streams of a complex project to implement improvements.

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.

Demonstrates proven success and thorough abilities to learn and perform in functional and technical capacities, which includes the following areas:

  • System application implementations and software configurations;

  • Utilization of PC applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and business levels of fluency in multiple languages to write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently, emphasizing the ability to capture effectively clients' needs and understand their systems enough to be able to translate those needs in to system functionality;

  • Produce deliverables within a diverse, fast paced environment, collaborating effectively collaborate across teams and juggling multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less-experienced staff.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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